August 2015 in Review

OK, I know I promised you guys a tour of the new digs, but I still need to find the cord to get my photos off the camera. Oh, the joys of moving. So instead you guys are getting my Month in Review (which is still pretty good in my opinion because it was a pretty productive month!).

guest bedroom design ideaGuest Bedroom Dresser Makeover
I love the dry brush technique and the final look it gives a piece.

mexican chowder soupMexican Soup
Basically the best soup ever. And it’s even easy to make.

fall monogram pumpkinFall Pumpkin Monogram
Easy DIY personalized door décor for the upcoming season!

DIY fall burlap wreathFall Burlap & Pumpkin Wreath
Basically the most adorable Fall wreath ever.

happy fall bunting bannerHappy Autumn Free Bunting Banner Printable
Super cute printable to add to your Fall décor!

nursery painted stripe wallPainting my Nephew’s Nursery
Super excited to start this makeover. First step… paint!

brothers bedroom makeoverBrother’s Master Bedroom Makeover
I had to squeeze in one last project for my roomie before the big move!


So September should be interesting. Brand new home… basically a blank slate with empty rooms and white walls. Although I promised to finish up two bathrooms at my brother’s house plus the nursery at my sister’s house. Ooh, plus my other nephew’s bedroom. And my mom’s laundry room…

Looks like September is already shaping up to be a busy month.

Brother’s Master Bedroom Makeover

Exciting day today ladies and gentlemen… we are closing on our new home! And while I should be talking about our new place, instead I’m sharing another makeover from my brother’s house.

Since he was so nice to let us crash at his place rent-free for the last 4 months, I spruced up some rooms in his home as a big thank you (his kitchen mini-makeover, guest bedroom, Ellie’s temporary bedroom plus two bathrooms underway).

Well today I’m finally unveiling his master bedroom. I showed you guys the mood board a few weeks back and it’s finally done! And in case you were curious, here’s a little before shot…

brothers bedroom before
And here’s the after…

brothers bedroom makeover

So as a bit of a backstory my brother really loved our master bedroom from the old house and wanted to steal the same look, just adjust it a bit to be a little less girly.

A lot of the color scheme stayed the same though, mostly because we pulled colors from his new duvet cover from Pottery Barn.

pottery barn bedroomThe nightstands I kept simple with new, larger lamps and some greenery. As a dude, he didn’t want a lot of knick knacks to dust around. As a busy mom, I completely understand that!

gray gold bedroom makeover

master bedroom makeover ideasI purchased new gold curtain panels for his bedroom and found some really cool artwork from Hobby Lobby.

master bedroom gold gray bedroom

master bedroom makeoverAcross from his bed sits his dresser. I just added some additional greenery and some gold photo frames. And that door leads to his master bath which I hope to finish up in the next week or two!

master bedroom manly makeover

master bedroom gold gray makeoverAnd on the wall with the door to the hallway and his walk in closet I hung an abstract piece of art I found from Hobby Lobby. Seriously, I was surprised at the stuff they had in stock to work with his new bedroom décor.

gold and gray bedroomOne thing that was in my original mood board design that I omitted from the final bedroom makeover was the artwork above the bed. The framed prints I wanted to use were $200… gorgeous, but we were trying to do this room makeover on a budget. Maybe down the road we’ll add them, but for now I’m ok with the blank space. 

brothers bedroom makeoverAlright, guess I better get back to moving, right? I’m taking the rest of the week off to focus on unpacking boxes. Next week I’ll give you guys a tour of the new place so stay tuned!

MASTER BEDROOM GOLD MAKEOVER